It was a cold spring here in Indiana (as well as a remarkably cool summer) and we may have gotten the cantaloupe in the ground late, but we saw good growth within a few days of the leaves of the cantaloupe reaching the top of the Waterboxx. Below you see the Waterboxx on August 2, 2014.
Below you see the cantaloupe on August 16,2014, with several small yellow blooms.
The cantaloupe has grown significantly by August 24, shown below.
The Groasis Waterboxx allows a means to grow plants in very dry areas. Areas where cantaloupes are traditionally grown (like Southwest Texas) have very irregular rainfall, but the Waterboxx can counteract this by providing daily moisture to the plant. The Waterboxx has also been used to grow many other plants, including pear and cherry trees, oaks, sequoias and pumpkins. You can buy the Waterboxx here from Dew Harvest® LLC. We will continue to update this post with the progress of our cantaloupe planting in future years.
If you would like to learn how to grow plants without watering with the Waterboxx, the best resource is the book The Waterboxx Gardener: How to Mimic Nature, Stop Watering, and Start Enjoying Your Garden available here on Amazon.com.